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Music Searching

January 27, 2007

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Librarians are used to finding books someone is looking for, but here is a chance to really be cool! This search tool, Midomi, will help you find music either by singing with your voice or searching on your keyboard. Cool, huh? Advertisements

Mexico Summer Program for Teachers

January 25, 2007

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I just heard about this program offered through Vanderbilt University for travel to Mexico this summer. Eligible teachers include those who teach social studies, Spanish and ELL. While the program is not fully funded, most of the program expenses are paid for. If you are interested, please link here. The website is onLook under Summer […]

Blue Tuesday here in Indy

January 24, 2007

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January 22, 2007

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The F.I.L.M. Project (Finding Inspiration in Literature & Movies), a collaboration between the National Collaboration for Youth (NCY) and Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, is pleased to announce a book give-a-way! Executive Books ( has generously donated 10,000 copies of the book, The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall, to the F.I.L.M. project to be distributed to […]

Diversity in Graphic Novels

January 21, 2007

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Interesting podcast over on about Black artists who are develop a variety of themes in graphic novels. Historic themes and biographies seem to be what most of the artists are developing for adult audiences. It is interesting to hear how this genre is developing in the black community. Will my students read it? Don’t […]

Fiction Finder

January 21, 2007

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FictionFinder is a project of OCLC Research that provides access to 2.8 million works of fiction found in the OCLC WorldCat database. With FictionFinder, you can search for books, eBooks, and audiobooks by titles, authors, ISBNs, and other information such as literary awards and book summaries. You can also browse the FictionFinder database by genre, […]

Wish for Lit!!

January 20, 2007

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from the Library Grant Blog: has announced the “Wish for Lit” contest that will give over $20,000 in products to 3 winning libraries in the United States. One library will be selected in each of the three categories: K-12, Academic, and Public. Each winning library will receive a $5,000 gift certificate for […]

We’re calling this a Book Review

January 17, 2007

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Drama High vol. 1 by L. Divine I probably shouldn’t call this a book review. I didn’t finish the book. I didn’t even make it to the magical page 50, the number that shows you really gave it a good try. I think I did give this one a good try! It just shouldn’t take […]

review: Purple Hibiscus

January 16, 2007


by Adichie Chimamanda Ngaozi This is a coming of age story set in Nigeria. With the effects of political and religious colonialism shaping much of the story, we only see the main character managing to develop and come of age, not the country itself. The well written story describes issues of parental abuse to which […]